Lingkhor, Lhasa

Lingkhor, Lhasa

1998.285.284.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Carvings and paintings on the Lingkhor pilgrimage route, Lhasa. Man standing in front of cliff wall covered with religious paintings

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference



Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] H.260 (ab) Rock on Lingkhor entirely covered with paintings. [Remarks] Cp [compare] with (bf) [1998.285.300] and (bb) [Q.243]. L.242"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell's Diary entry for 12th May 1921, in which he describes completing on that day all three of the religious circuits in Lhasa:"I have now been round all three Circles, the "Inner Circle" (Nang-khor) [ inside the Tsuk Lha-khang - performed on this day ], "Intermediate Circle" (Par-khor), and "Park Circle" (Ling-khor). But in the case of the Park Circle I have ridden round it, not walked as a Buddhist must do, if he is to gain religious merit." [Vol X., p.52]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lingkhor, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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